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Author Topic: Bringing Naruto D20 to E? (Original Characters Only! Now Recruiting! ...Again.)  (Read 11862 times)

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Offline DigitLninja

the hardest part is usually making a character then just follow when the GM says to toss the dice...

Offline Mysterica

Yeah, pretty much.

Offline DigitLninja

and make sure you calculate all the bonuses you have for dice rolls... I always forget that part.

Offline Ramael

I was tentative about posting at first, but there's a bunch of people saying D20 is easy to pick up. If another newb isn't a problem for the OP, then I will gladly toss my lot in - you don't know how long I've been craving to get a decent Naruto-themed story going with a bunch of smart people who also like romance and lust (seriously, such potential, if only some of the storylines were a little more mature and better thought-through! Ah well, I guess it is Shonen...). In fact, I bet you do know, and that's exactly why this thread exists.

I have had so many ideas for this kind of thing, but nowhere to unleash them. Until now...

Offline Inerrant LustTopic starter

Some themes I might want to play around with;

Bloodlines. Namely, the nature in which one village may 'acquire' them from another village. To use an example from the manga, stealing the eyes of a Byakugan for instance. Branch family members' eyes are destroyed upon death or on command, making this impossible. So what if Kumo captured a Hyuuga ninja and bred them to produce future byakuugan-wielding ninjas? How would these children feel about their origin, their lineage? How would the village treat them?

Kunoichi. I don't think we see enough seduction and 'social guile' in the canon.  ;) Tobi is the closest the series gets to a depiction of a ninja hiding in plain sight using a 'personality disguise' and Kabuto does the same thing. They never put their disguises to any particular influencial use, though... aside from avoiding detection.

...Hrm. I forgot the rest. Anyways... What kind of ideas for characters do you guys have? Don't worry about mechanics, that can always be built around the concept.

Offline SomeGuy

I was thinking along the lines of a chakra monster, high constitution and such and try to be on track to hit Abysmal. Lots of high powered ninjutsu (my original build projection was dedicated hero 5/shinobi adept 3/elemental specialist 7/technique analyst 5 [if going into epics devastator 5/????]) and by nature of high constitution be pretty tough too.

I've actually seriously considered taking a bloodline or template, but I'm not sure about any specifics currently.

Very proud and ambitious, a major goal (however unrealistic) is to surpass a bijuu in power. Jinchuuriki would work well with the idea, but I dislike the current templates that exist.

Offline DigitLninja

I always hated the fact that the Hidden Leaf village had so few ninja using plant based moves... then they introduced the wood jutsu user and called it good.

So I created a Plant Jutsu user someone who uses earth and water to allow all plants to grow and be used as weapons.

I originally had him being one of the ninja school drop outs, who failed his Genin test while Naruto and his friends succeeded he spent a year or so studying which accounts for his being 18-19 years old.

Later I decided that his Plant Jutsu had to be considered a Kekkei Genkai, I also decided that he was actually a year older than the other ninja and started late because the death of his brother was what motivated him to fight.

Later after reading what the ANBU Black Ops. where all about I figured that they would be actively seeking to take him on, mostly because his best talent was the ability to listen to conversations using any near by plants. However he informed them that until he was made a Genin he would not join ANBU and they backed down until he accomplished his task.

I have never been able to use my character for more than a Genin entry test in a Naruto rp.

Offline Yorubi

Character creation is a pain. ^^;; Still must say looking through (well skimming XP ) I really don't see a reason NOT to include a bloodline in the naruto d20. O.o I thought there would be more negative side effects or advantages from those, or at least something of an advantage for those not of the bloodline. Granted I might of missed it but eh. ^^;;

Edit: In terms of character, I have no clue even what I'd go with. >.<
« Last Edit: April 24, 2011, 07:24:16 AM by Yorubi »

Offline Ramael

Only problem I possibly see is many people rushing to be Uchiha, but seems most folks have ideas of their own so that may not happen.

For me, the most interesting ninjas are Kakashi, Jiraiya and Shikamaru from the canon, because these ninjas either A) Are massively capable with little power but brilliant technique, or B) Are not Bijuu-strength, but are capable of taking one on simply because they have a variety of tricks up their sleeve.

I like the idea of a jack-of-all-trades, one who isn't overtly strong in any path, but has ability in all. Who can draw upon a variety of tools.


I think the bloodline thing is DEFINATELY something to think about, and also on the same theme -

Sasuke always banged on about "saving" his clan, but he always just goes about attacking people in order to do so.

In order to secure your bloodline, wouldn't you go about banging the shit out of everyone not related to you!? That's also something I wouldn't mind exploring.


Other vague ideas I had were based on the better parts of the canon-like those ninjas who have powers based on what ancient japanese ninjas were supposed to be able to do. I'd like to play with the "hiding-in-plain-sight" theme, and have some ninjas who are maybe incredible actors. This involves a variety of jutsu, voice projection, vocal-shocks, intimidation, summons (being able to summon one's greatest ever role) etc.

Offline Yorubi

Eh Kakashi really is one with great power. Sharigan is a huge advantage on his part he pretty actively uses. Jiraiya though (as far as I know) really does seem to be the strong fighter using no resources of his own and becoming so powerful. Shikamaru does have his bloodline, but he doesnt have raw physical power but rather uses finesse which does earn him respect.

Haha humping to preserve the bloodline. XD Sasuke more about Revenge Revenge Revenge /wrist Revenge. Eh its fine but just waaaaay overplayed. I can see someone falling to darkness for it but yeash the way it happened makes me cringe.

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Sasuke as a character is in a constant slump and decline of cool and douche. :/ Right now he's a petulant child though I want to see him and Naruto fight again. Erm What about original summon clans? I have one in mind at the moment.

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Eh Kakashi really is one with great power. Sharigan is a huge advantage on his part he pretty actively uses. Jiraiya though (as far as I know) really does seem to be the strong fighter using no resources of his own and becoming so powerful.

Without turning the interest thread into a Naruto debate, I mean in that compared to Naruto, Pein/any of the Akatsuki, Sasuke (these days anyway), K and J only use their Big Guns (Sharingan and Sage Mode respectively) when presented with definate badasses, preferring to try out all their other tactics first. Kakashi and Shikamaru's fight with Hidan and Kakuzu, for example; Kakashi was definately outgunned in that battle, but he deployed a crapload of other tricks before the climax.

We've also seen how Jiraiya became so powerful, he is an old chap so he's accumulated a crapload of experience, which we see him utilise. (Don't know how much you've seen/read so don't want to spoil things).

So...is this game getting up and running, soon? It definately has enough interest.

Offline Mysterica

I'm currently debating going in and effectively making an Inuzuka character.  Take moujuu aishou with a dog and maybe child of the wild at lvl 1, then two lvls in charismatic hero just for the handle animal, six in fast hero, then start moving into beastmaster lvls.

Or, barring that, a shinobi swordsman, taking probably six lvls in fast then moving into swordsman lvls.

While you are correct, it does take a very large amount of chakra to use several of the techniques Jiraiya taught Naruto, a fact that he admits to himself, so you can't quite deny he is...  was a beast, but he just isn't half way to trying to be a god.

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Other vague ideas I had were based on the better parts of the canon-like those ninjas who have powers based on what ancient japanese ninjas were supposed to be able to do. I'd like to play with the "hiding-in-plain-sight" theme, and have some ninjas who are maybe incredible actors. This involves a variety of jutsu, voice projection, vocal-shocks, intimidation, summons (being able to summon one's greatest ever role) etc.

Erm you mean (Big Spoilers)
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Tobi's manipulation's of the third or was it Fourth? Mizukage? Or Kisame's hiding inside the Samehade?

Offline Yorubi

True lol. I mean he has an advantage though, I mean his nick name is the 'copy cat ninja' which does use the power. ^^;; Really your meaning more along the lines of being versatile and having lots of tricks behind their sleeves. Resourceful of sorts. I thought your meaning like powers that give them such strength ^^;;

I'm still like unsure of the 'class' to pick and all. Meh... even then if it was free form I'd not be sure what kind of ninja to be.

Offline Mysterica

Just think of that first before you ever think about classes.  or even start looking at prestige/advanced  classes or bloodlines to help get started, then look at the basic classes to flesh your character out and meet any prerequisites there are.

Offline Ramael

Erm you mean (Big Spoilers)
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Tobi's manipulation's of the third or was it Fourth? Mizukage? Or Kisame's hiding inside the Samehade?

Not to that level of power at all, otherwise that would be next to cheating, but there is the feel there. Thing is, with my potential actor-ninja, his personality would be so brash and outspoken and dramatic (think Team Rocket from Pokemon) that he would ruin his own stealth techniques, falling back onto his other talents in a fight.

And yes, Yorubi, versatility is probably a better word for what I meant. A versatile, overly dramatic, actor ninja.

In my dreams.

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Erm Interesting prestige classes.

Also that sounds good and yes it would be cheating both of the above examples are S-class rouge ninja. XD

Offline Yorubi

Eh guess so. Hate having to look at it in book form. Pathfinder SRD spoiled it with a system noob like me haha ^^;;

I'm usually the mesh type that likes to fill in the missing role so I'll probably end up doing something like that if I joined. Granted I don't think naruto d20 is designed more like that, its still nice to try and be a lil different. That and I have the need to be cuuuute in a Ninja RP. Sure it doesn't fit the greatest but I have to be!  ;D

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Eh guess so. Hate having to look at it in book form. Pathfinder SRD spoiled it with a system noob like me haha ^^;;

I'm usually the mesh type that likes to fill in the missing role so I'll probably end up doing something like that if I joined. Granted I don't think naruto d20 is designed more like that, its still nice to try and be a lil different. That and I have the need to be cuuuute in a Ninja RP. Sure it doesn't fit the greatest but I have to be!  ;D

What small and cute?

Offline Mysterica

Well, fitting in isn't always necessary. Besides, you could always purposely dress like your ready for combat, but stay back and hit 'em with genjutsu.

Offline Yorubi

Nyah not small... well maybe a little short haha. Yeah I know just when you think ninja you don't think soft hearted and all. *Shrugs* I'm the cute type personality what can I say. ^^;; I mean I can full out go to front lines and fight that way fine and still keep that type of personality, though I will admit back line characters tend to have that type of personality more. I was tempted to  try a genjutsu character though since it does seem different. :)

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She won't be the only shorty.

Offline Yorubi

Haha I like being a lil short but I like to have teh curves! *cute smile* I do think though if I do join a Genjutsu character could be fun. No clue how its based off of with the skills and all with this system but meh. >.<

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Genjutsu is mostly charisma based and goes against the other's will.